How to Make Money Scriptwriting

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Many books deal with how to write better scripts, but this is the only one to tackle the business side of being a professional writer.Written by a leading literary agent, this is an indispensable insider's guide to the development process - from the original idea right through to production - it provides the reader with an easy-to-read handbook for:

• Identifying what audiences want and understanding their emotional needs
• Developing successful ideas for film and television drama
• Writing more effective treatments and step outlines
• Improving one's ability to pitch ideas and scripts
• Surviving 'development hell'
• Handling meetings to get what you want out of them
• Negotiating and understanding contracts
• Protecting ideas, treatments and scripts
• Establishing copyright for writers

Includes 'An A-Z of law and contracts and deal memos' and 'The Writers' Guild Minimum Terms Agreement'.

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About the author (1999)

Julian Friedmann is the editor of, a popular online magazine and forum for professional writers and he wrote the book, 'How to make money from Screenwriting'. Chris Walker is a former script editor and producer who now co-runs the scriptwriting course at DeMontfort, which is the most prestigious in the country.

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